Athenians Teach a New Lesson in (Workers) Democracy
Date Written: 2011-06-18
Year Published: 2011
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX14001
The Popular Assembly at Syntagma has been able to go beyond democratic discussion to democratic decisions but the construction of real workers democracy is still under way. While thousands take part in the assembly, there are five million living in Athens and millions more in the rest of Greece. To democratically include all these millions requires a system of delegation, in which delegates from neighborhoods and workplaces attend city-wide assemblies and delegates from these attend a nationwide assembly.